About

Rhiannon Collett is a queer-identified playwright and performer whose work focuses on themes of misogyny, sexuality and ritual.

Selected playwriting credits include Miranda & Dave Begin Again (winner of the 2016 Playwrights Guild of Canada RBC Emerging Playwright Award); Wasp (commissioned by Nightswimming as a part of their 5x25 initiative); The Kissing Game (in development with Youtheatre and Young People's Theatre as part of the 2018 Leaps and Bounds program); Tragic Queens (commissioned and devised with CABAL Theatre, nominated for 7 Montreal English Theatre Awards, presented at the 2018 Wildside Festival); The Revolutions (commissioned and produced by Spiderwebshow), and There are No Rats in Alberta (created as a part of the 2017-18 Buddies in Bad Times Emerging Creators Unit, upcoming at the 2018 Rhubarb Festival). 

Rhiannon is a member of Buddies in Bad Times 2017-18 Emerging Creators Unit, a past member of Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal’s Young Creators Unit (15-16) and Black Theatre Workshop’s Artist Mentorship Program (14-15). Upcoming, Rhiannon will perform new work at the 2018 Rhubarb Festival, and will be further developing The Kissing Game as a part of  the 2018 Banff Playwrights Lab. Rhiannon has been published in Bad Nudes Mag, OMEGA (Metatron), Montreal : The City Series (Frog Hollow Press), The Globe and Mail and Intermission Magazine.

 Rhiannon is a settler in Toronto, on the traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, the Huron-Wendat and the Haudenosaunee peoples, and in Montreal, on the traditional, un-ceded territory of the Kanien’kehá:ka people.

Rhiannon Collett (they/them) is a non-binary artist and playwright whose work explores the ritualization of grief, gender performativity, queer identity and the psychological effects of sexual objectification.

Selected credits include Miranda & Dave Begin Again (winner of the 2016 Playwrights Guild of Canada RBC Emerging Playwright Award); Wasp (commissioned by Nightswimming as a part of their 5x25 initiative, presented at the 2019 Rhubarb Festival); The Kissing Game (commissioned by Youtheatre and Young People's Theatre as part of the 2018 Leaps and Bounds program, developed as a part of the 2018 Banff Playwrights Lab, produced by Youtheatre as a part of their 50th anniversary season); Tragic Queens (commissioned and devised with CABAL Theatre, nominated for 7 Montreal English Theatre Awards, presented at the 2018 Wildside Festival); La Somnambule (an immersive, site-specific adaptation of Djuna Barnes’ Nightwood, commissioned and produced by Cabal Theatre, co-written with Joseph Shragge), The Revolutions (commissioned and produced by Spiderwebshow), and There are No Rats in Alberta (created as a part of the 2017-18 Buddies in Bad Times Emerging Creators Unit, presented at the 2018 Rhubarb Festival). Most recently, Rhiannon was a guest artist at the LungA festival in Seyðisfjörður, Iceland.

Rhiannon is a settler in Tkaronto, on the traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples.

Contact : rhiannoncollett@gmail.com